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Opal specimen from Virgin Valley Nevada

Opal specimen from Virgin Valley Nevada
Opal specimen from Virgin Valley Nevada

Thank you for entertaining my musings.  Unfortunately, I must decline your offer.
I could consider branch fossil sections to offset small pieces with fire but the suggested offer price for all as is not doable for me.
But again, thank you for the correspondence and accurate descriptions.
Best regards,
Marshall

 

From the pictures I only see a very small percentage of anything with fire/color.  As you know it is very unlikely anything without showing a trace will produce a color piece.  My display must show at least a majority of color although not necessarily harlequin fire.  You are being very upfront showing as many pictures as you did and I appreciate that fact.  That being said, I will take another look tomorrow and estimate what is usable and offer a corresponding price per gram overall and another with high grading.

 

Are there any tree branch sections?  With or without fire?
Thanks,

 

What could I offer without insulting you?
Agree Virgin Valley is for specimens not cutting.  I fear the same is true for the Ethiopian although time will tell.
Regards,

29.5 Cts. Opal specimen from Virgin Valley Nevada

29.5 Cts. Opal specimen from Virgin Valley Nevada
29.5 Cts. Opal specimen from Virgin Valley Nevada

 

AMAZING ROUGH Opal from Virgin Valley Nevada- ROUGH OPAL. – opal specimens – This is a specimen of rough fiery opal from Virgin Valley in Nevada USA
This opal had its picture taken in sunlight, May Not Look the Same Unless Shown in Sunlight.

Even though this is a DRY opal, the Owner of the Royal Peacock Opal mine, Harry Wilson told me if I wanted the color to Really Pop, to put it in a dome, with Minerial Oil, Not Water. The reason is that the Opal will NOT absorb the oil, thus preserving the Dry state of the Opal.

NOW, a word of caution with these opals….They cannot be cut and polished, nor used for jewelry… They have a bad habit, of cracking and fading in color..NOW their are ways of treating the opal, BUT in 10 years of playing with them, I have NOT found a sucessful treatment for them…Maybe you can.